IMB Centre for Pain Research

Thank you to the following individuals and organisations for their generous support.

Funding partners

  • National Health and Medical Research Council

  • Australian Research Council

  • Boehringer Ingelheim

  • Janssen

  • Alchemia

UQ collaborators

Professor Maree Smith

IMB Adjunct

Director, Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, UQ

Dr Richard Clark

ARC Future Fellow

School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, UQ

Professor Paul Hodges

NHMRC Principal Research Fellow

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, UQ

Professor Mark Kendall

ARC Future Fellow

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, UQ

Dr Peter Cabot

Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, UQ

Professor Joe Lynch

Queensland Brain Institute, UQ

Dr Johan Rosengren

ARC Future Fellow

School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, UQ

Professor Walter Thomas

Head of School, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, UQ

Professor Jenny Strong

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, UQ

Global Collaborators

Professor David Adams

Director, Health Innovations Research Institute

RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Dr Stuart Brierley

NHMRC R.D. Wright Biomedical Fellow

The University of Adelaide, Australia

Dr Emmanuel Bourinet

Institute de Genetique Moleculaire, Centre National de la Research Scientifique (CNRS), Montpellier, France

Professor Nigel Bunnett

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Professor William (Bill) Charman

Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Director, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr Joseph Nicolazzo

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University

Drug Delivery, Disposition and Dynamics, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Melbourne, Australia

Professor Brian Chait

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Professor

Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry and Gaseous Ion Chemistry

The Rockefeller University, New York, US

Professor MacDonald Christie

Professor of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia

Associate Dean (Research), Sydney Medical School

NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow

Professor Arthur Christopoulos

Professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Theme Leader - Drug Discovery Biology, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

NHMRC Principal Research Fellow

Professor Michael Cousins AO

Clinical representative to the Board, Pain Australia

Professor Tony Dickenson

Professor of Neuropharmacology, University College London, UK

Dr Julia Fleming

Director, The Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

Dr Paul Gray

Senior specialist, The Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

Professor Janet Hardy

Group Leader, Palliative and Supportive Care Research Group, Mater Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia

Associate Professor John Hooper

Group Leader, Cancer Cell Biology Group, Mater Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia

Professor David Julius

Chair, Physiology, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, US

Associate Professor Michael Nitabach

Lab Head, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University, US

Associate Professor Steven Petrou

Associate Director and Head, Division of Epilepsy, The Florey Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Professor Deon Venter

Director of Pathology, Mater Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia

Professor Steve Waxman

Director, Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research, School of Medicine, Yale, USA

Professor John Wood 

Professor of Molecular Neurobiology and Head of the Molecular Nociception group, University College London

Professor Gerald Zamponi

Professor and Senior Associate Dean (Research), Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Professor Katharina Zimmermann

Heisenberg-Professor of Experimental Pain Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Collaborate with us

If you are a pain researcher, clinician, or advocacy or community group interested in collaborating with our centre, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact IMB’s Centre for Pain Research Director Professor Richard Lewis on pain@imb.uq.edu.au.

Commercial opportunities

IMB research is managed through The University of Queensland’s main commercialisation company, UniQuest.

UniQuest is one of Australia’s leading research commercialisation companies, specialising in global technology transfer and facilitating access for all business sectors to world-class university expertise, intellectual property and facilities.

UniQuest works closely with IMB’s Centre for Pain Research to pursue commercial opportunities with leading pharmaceutical companies, ensuring the centre’s discoveries improve quality of life for all Australians living with pain.

To enquire about commercial opportunities with the centre, please contact Dr Mark Ashton, Senior Director, Commercial Engagement (Health), UniQuest.